Physical Health

Vision Screening

Children use all their senses to learn. Playing with puzzles, crayons, balls, and blocks can improve important visual skills. These skills contribute to a child’s school readiness. An uncorrected vision problem can be a barrier to this readiness. Timely vision screening, coupled with an eye examination when indicated, is an important step toward early detection of any possible vision problems. Early detection also can lead to effective intervention and restore proper vision.

Select this link to download the Vision Screening Fact Sheet.


Vision Screening Tools for Very Young Children

Vision Screening Tools for Very Young Children

Additional Resources for Vision Screening Tools for Very Young Children

This webinar describes the 18 vision milestones that occur in the first year of life. Explore how to use a checklist to assess these milestones and what to do when a child has not met them.

Topic:Physical Health

Keywords:Health screening, Vision

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: June 12, 2019